Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Aug 2010 22:19 UTC
Multimedia, AV A couple of days ago we talked about how the RIAA and NAB are planning on asking US Congress to mandate FM radio chips inside every cell phone. This plan was met with some ridicule, so the NAB decided to write a blog post addressing the critics. Most of the post is overshadowed by an overdose of America's favourite national pastime: WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE. 9/11!
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by tupp on Wed 25th Aug 2010 23:24 UTC
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From the blog:

Americans deserve a better choice than what is being offered by the gatekeeper critics.

Choice is great. I am all for choice. If the NAB wants to privately facilitate the choice of having broacast receivers on cell phones, then they have my blessing.

However, if they intend to get government legislation enacted that makes it mandatory for cell phones to have broadcast receivers, then I will fiercly oppose the NAB. Such legislation would remove consumer choice and would use precious public funds and resorces that should go to something more worthwhile.

Edited 2010-08-25 23:24 UTC

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